Heath goes to visit his father, Danny (Andy Mc Phee), in prison and decides to help get him released.Bianca develops pre-eclampsia and tells Heath that if anything happens, he must tell the doctors to save the baby. She develops postnatal psychosis and thinks her baby is dead. Bianca eventually recovers and she and Heath name their son Rocco. Heath becomes angry with Casey when he shoots their father dead and refuses to talk to him for a while.
He makes an enemy out of local policewoman Charlie Buckton (Esther Anderson).Heath develops an interest in Bianca Scott (Lisa Gormley) and they have sex, even though Bianca is dating Liam Murphy (Axle Whitehead). Heath learns that he has a daughter, Darcy (Alea O'Shea), and starts to bond with her.Heath arrives in Summer Bay along with his brothers; Darryl and Casey.Heath earns a reputation as a troublemaker and he harasses Colleen Smart (Lyn Collingwood) in the Diner.Brawn over brain, action man Heath is quick to let his fists do the talking, and has earned himself a reputation with gang members and cops alike.
He's proud of and loyal to his River Boy connection, valuing the respect that comes with being a member; for him there's no stronger bond.
When he learns that the couple are planning to leave the Bay, Heath hires Hayley O'Connor (Alyssa Mc Clelland) to help him get joint custody.
Liam and Bianca split up and Heath drops the court case.
In June 2016, it was announced that Ewing had agreed to reprise the role, alongside Gormley as Bianca, for a short guest stint to be broadcast later in the year.
Ewing called the couple's return storyline "a great, fun opportunity".
Heath later places a wreath in the ocean and joins the River Boys for an all night memorial at the beach. During a trip to Melbourne for his stag party, Heath has a one-night stand with Jess Lockwood (Georgia Chara).